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Dreaming of hosting an event?

Do you have a dream of hosting three recreation events for your community? You are lucky because the Get Active grants are open, and you can apply here!

Don't let the Northern winters stop you from applying and hosting winter activities.

Did you know that moving your body to colder temperatures can benefit you?

Exercise in the cold can reduce inflammation (like using an icepack!), meaning won’t feel as much stiffness and you’ll recover faster. The cooler temperatures can also reduce your allergy symptoms, activate your immune system, rejuvenate your skin and help you think clearly. A lower core body temperature can also make for better sleep! Just so you know, don’t go running around without proper gear now, all those benefits will only come your way if you are appropriately dressed: you don’t want your body fighting the cold.

When dressing for the cold, wearing multiple layers is the way to go. Layers help you regulate your temperature easily: when you get too hot, just take off a layer, when it’s too cold, just add one. When picking your layers to move around, you want quick drying material either made of wool, silk, polyester, nylon, or synthetic blends. If it is not too cold, wearing a headband is another excellent layer: your head can perspire, yet you keep your ears protected from Old Man Winter. Heat tends to climb so approximately 40% of your body heat is lost via your head and neck, so you must dress appropriately. If you lack sufficient layers, the next body parts that start are the peripheral ones: your fingers and your toes. So be sure to wear appropriate mitts and boots!

You can use one of three funding streams ranging from $400 to $1,000. With the grant, you can buy equipment and host a youth/public or elder-focused event. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis and are accepted until October 14; after successfully being approved, you have until March 15, 2023, to host your three events.

All events that receive Get Active grants must be free, open to the public, and occur between October 14, 2022, and March 15, 2023.

We’ve put together a list of 10 event ideas below to help out, but what will you come up with?! Let us know!

1. Jigging

2. Hockey on an outdoor rink

3. Snowshoeing

4. Dodgeball

5. Arctic Sports and/or Dene Games

6. Ice Fishing Derby

7. Hiking

8. Elder’s Picnic

9. Indoor Archery

10. Tobogganing

Visit our Get Active Page for more information and resources.


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